President Jahjaga met with the NATO supreme commander for Europe, Admiral James Stavridis

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga met today with the NATO supreme commander for Europe, Admiral James Stavridis.

President Jahjaga initially has condemned the grenade attack of yesterday near the village Bernjak, municipality of Zubin Potok, where a KFOR soldier was injured.

She has assessed that the attack against KFOR peacekeepers is intolerable and unacceptable and represents an attempt of the Serbian criminal and illegal structures to prevent the rule of law and order in the three northern municipalities.

Considering that the North remains the main challenge for the institutions of Kosovo, President of the Republic of Kosovo has expressed strong support for the action of the NATO peacekeeping forces for the removal of barricades and to create conditions for free movement of people and goods throughout the territory of the Republic.

In this context, President Jahjaga has emphasized that the KFOR troops should increase vigilance during the period of the opening of the Administrative Office of the Government of Kosovo in northern Mitrovica.

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga with the NATO supreme commander for Europe, Admiral Stavridis, has also discussed about the future of the KSF focusing on achieving the fastest possible full operational capacities.

President Jahjaga has thanked NATO for their 13 year contribution in Kosovo, as a factor for peace and stability throughout the region.

Admiral Stavridis has assured President Jahjaga that NATO will remain committed to the creation of a calm and safe environment for all citizens of Kosovo.

He also informed President Jahjaga that the reduction of KFOR troops in Kosovo who are willing to fulfill their mission is not foreseen.

Admiral Stavridis said that the Kosovo institutions are on track with all their work and commitment in realizing the goals of Euro-Atlantic integration.